Peter Lorre stars as a comic actor who loses his temper with an obnoxious colleague and strangles him. He later learns that his reason for doing so might now be irrelevant. Plus a preview of an upcoming show starring Boris Karloff. Topics: Inner Sanctum, Murder, Crime, OTR
The city is plagued by a series of robberies, in front of witnesses, committed by a seemingly invisible man, which implicates the Shadow. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Shadow, Detective, Crime, Mystery, OTR
Sir Lawrence Olivier stars in this Theater Royal production of Robert Louis Stevensons' Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A dark tale of a respectable doctor, who creates a potion that transforms him into an evil murderer. Topics: Theatre Royal, Crime, Drama, Mystery, OTR
Mike Shane is hired by a woman to find her runaway niece, right before another man wants to hire him to find the same girl. Mike keeps sighting the girl but keeps losing her, and when he finally catches up to her, finds out he's been looking for the wrong girl. Topics: Mike Shane, Detective, Crime, Drama, OTR
A man framed for murder and sent to prison becomes ill after several years, and thought to be dead. He is sent to an island cemetery for burial, but upon arrival, he revives, and proceeds to take revenge on those who convicted him. Topics: Murder at Midnight, horror, Crime, OTR
Nero and Archie investigate the death of a woman who received threatening letters typed on a typewriter found in her home, and leaving everyone in the household to be suspected of causing her death. Topics: Nero Wolfe, Detective, Crime, Murder, OTR
John Creasey (born September 17, 1908 in Surrey – died June 9, 1973 in Wiltshire) was a prolific English crime writer, who published in excess of 600 novels under 28 different pseudonyms, creating along the way many characters who are now internationally famous. STAND BY FOR WEST was the generic title for a series of BBC serials featuring Inspector Roger West of Scotland Yard. Inspector West was the creation of John Creasey (1908-1973). Mr. Creasy was a rather prolific writer who wrote almost... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Detective OTR crime police
Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce star in this episode of Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is asked to solve the murder of a member of a society of wealthy people who seem to pose as beggars. Topics: Sherlock Holmes, Crime, Mystery, OTR
Holmes, while on vacation, becomes witness to the arrest of a female spy, and upon hearing the evidence, refuses to investigate the case. Soon after, Holmes also witnesses the womans execution, but later hears the supposedly dead spy singing along while he plays his violin. Topics: Sherlock Holmes, Crime, Detective, OTR
(09 Episodes) "Front Page Farrell" was a 15 minute daily, "Husband & Wife Detective Team" Soap Opera/Crime Serial, broadcast by Mutual/NBC from June 23, 1941 thru March 26, 1954. This serial was a Soap Opera disguised as a Crime Serial, to coax the working-class man to sit by the radio, after his long hard day at work. Judging by the length of the run, the idea worked! Because this detective soap opera took place during WWII, many of the episodes were taken directly from... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Wartime, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Crime, OTR Detectiives (Women), * Richard Widmark,...
Watson joins a group that plans to play an April Fools joke on Holmes, but the fake crime he is to investigate turns out to be a real one, committed by a man called Moriarty. Topics: Sherlock Holmes, Detective, Crime, Mystery, OTR
This Lux Theater stars Edward G. Robinson as private detective Sam Spade, who, after his partner gets killed, searches for the killer and ends up involved with a group of nefarious characters all in search of a priceless statue of a falcon. Topics: Lux Radio Theater, Detective, Crime, Murder, OTR
Holmes and Watson are invited to Dunbar Castle just in time to witness the transfer of an inheritance, but complications arise because the heir was born on a leap year. Topics: Sherlock Holmes, detective, Crime, OTR
The Shadow must track down a maniac who has embarked on a trail of destruction to make himself remembered throughout history. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Shadow, Crime, Murder, Mystery, Drama, OTR
Spade takes on the case of a woman who claims to receive threatening letters, which she can never find, and suddenly dies right in front of him. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Sam Spade, Detective, Crime, Murder, OTR
Lamont Cranston is asked to investigate a swamp curse that threatens to kill an entire family. *Note: Audio quality - fair. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: The Shadow, Detective, Crime, Mystery, OTR
DRAGNET Dragnet, the brainchild of Jack Webb, may very well be the most well-remembered, and the best, radio police drama series. From September, 1949 through February 1957, Dragnet's 30 minute shows, broadcast on NBC, brought to radio true police stories in a low-key, documentary style. The origins of Dragnet can be traced to a semi-documentary film, "He Walked by Night" from 1948, in which Webb had a small role... Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Dragnet, Jack Webb,...
CRIME AND PETER CHAMBERS Crime and Peter Chambers , stared Dane Clark as a hard-hitting private eye that worked well the with police department. His counter part at the NYPD was Lt. Parker, played by Bill Zuckert. The series was based on the character created by Henry Kane who wrote eight Peter Chambers novels before the series came to radio. Henry Kane wrote the scripts for the radio show adaptation which aired from 6 Apr to 7 Sep 1954 on NBC. The show was directed by Fred Weihe. There are a... Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, Crime and Peter Chambers, Crime...
THE BIG STORY Based on real life news stories, Big Story featured murder and other violent crime cases from the point of view of a newspaper reporter. A unique and exciting format, Big Story dramatized a different news reporter and their heroic deed each week. According to the ads of the day, this program starred "a reporter who has solved a crime, exposed a corrupt political administration, smashed a racket, or performed some other notable public service. At the end of each program the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, OTRR Certified Set, The Big...
The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours... Topics: AFRS, OTR, Jazz, Big Band, Basic Music Library, Boyd Raeburn, Dizzy Gillespie, Ways of Mankind,...
The Lux Radio Theaters version of The Thin Man movie, stars the original leading cast of William Powel and Myrna Loy. Nick Charles (Powell), a retired detective, and his wife Nora (Loy) are attempting to settle down when he's pulled back into service by a friend's disappearance and possible involvement in a murder. Topics: Thin Man, Drama, Crime, Detective, Mystery, OTR
Crime and Peter Chambers made its debut on NBC in 1954 and ran for 5 months. The show was written, directed, and produced by Henry Kane. Audio Files Sourced: Crime and Peter Chambers - Free OTR Shows favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Crime and Peter Chambers, OTR, Old Time Radio
BROADCAST: December 1946 - October 1947. HOST: Barry Thomson as the host/librarian and Raymond Edward Johnson. PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Roger Bower. 30-minute murder mystery stories adapted for radio by Stedman Coles or Wyllis Cooper from based on and featuring some of the stories from the Doubleday Crime Club books. Crime Club was broadcast by Mutual and produced and directed by Roger Bower. The post war stories were by various different authors and adapted for radio by among others Stedman Coles... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topic: old time radio, mystery, crime